STARSkate 1

Fall/Winter

Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:00p 

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The entry level of the Skate Canada Figure Skating Program is STARSkate 1. 

Skaters in this level will already have skating basics (forwards/backwards/stopping), and have preferably passed CanSkate level 6.

Skaters will still work in a group environment most of the time, but the cost of this program only covers ice time and dryland training.

Skaters will spend the majority of their time in lessons, but will also be learning how to train independently. They will be focusing on two skating disciplines at this level: Free Skate and Skills. Skaters will be developing their skills, including jumps, spins, edge work, turns, and more advanced stride.

Skaters will be assessed in the STARSkate system, and when your skater is ready for assessment, a coach will contact you. 

STARSkate is an individual program and all participants will move through at their own pace. 

*** The program fee includes ice costs only.

***All coaching fees are paid directly to the coaches (invoices sent at the end of each month or spring/summer session).

 

Please click the link for coaching information: MOVING TO STAR 1 

Equipment Requirements:

Figure Skates

CSA approved helmet (helmet can be removed upon coach approval)

Clothing should be warm, but not restrictive

STarskate active / 2+

Fall/Winter

Any two STARSkate 2+ or Open Sessions

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STARSkate Active (formally Recreational/Test) is designed to provide the recreational skater an environment to develop figure skating skills in a fun, social and safe setting.  These skaters may still participate in SkateCanada tests but are not interested in the full commitment of STARSkate, and typically do not do more than 1 competition per season.  Skaters must have completed the CanSkate Stage 6 level or demonstrate equivalent ability.  The program fee includes ice costs only.  Participants MUST contact the ASC Director of Skating or previous base coach prior to registration to arrange scheduled lessons. The ASC Coaching Team will then provide you with all policy information and fee guidelines for billing. Please refer to our ASC Team Coaches page for detailed coaching information.  ***All coaching fees are paid directly to the coaches.

  • Minimum 2 sessions per week ​

  • CompetitiveSkate and STARSkate Active are exclusive. A skater cannot do both.

STARSKate 2+

Fall/Winter

Any 3 or More STARSkate 2+ or Open Sessions (including mandatory morning)

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The Star 2-3 program is designed for the skater who has moved up from the Star 1 program by completing the Skills or Free skate Star 1 tests (at the discretion of the coaches). The ASC Coaching Team will provide you with all policy information and fee guidelines for billing. Please refer to our ASC Team Coaches page for detailed coaching information. 

***The program fee includes ice only. 

***All coaching fees are paid directly to the coaches.

 

Star 2+ skaters are required to skate one morning on an OPEN STARSkate session – MANDATORY

Competitive skate

Fall/Winter

*Mandatory 3 days per week - 9 years old and under

*Mandatory 4 days per week - 10 years old and older

*Qualified to skate on any Open / Star 1+ sessions in addition to designated session  (Friday 2:30p)

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This program is by skater invite OR a request to try out.

 

Our competitive skaters are committed to excellence and must abide by our "Competitive Code of Conduct". In addition to their on-ice training, competitive skaters are expected to maintain a high level of fitness by attending mandatory off ice classes.

 

Skaters in this program will have demonstrated that they consistently have a strong work ethic and are willing to work hard to take their training to the next level. CompetitiveSkate is designed to help skaters learn strategies and techniques that will help them in a competitive skating career. They will receive focused lessons in a group environment, as well as have the advantages of sport professionals being brought in to work with the athletes when available. 

 

It is a privilege to get into the CompetitiveSkate Program and skaters must earn the right to not only be in the program, but remain in the program. Coaches are looking for athletes who:

  • Show initiative in wanting to better their skating abilities.

  • Are motivated every time they step on the ice to practice to the best of their abilities.

  • Are not easily distracted and are able to focus for extended periods of time.

  • Understand that a solid skating foundation is not just built on ice, but is part of a well-rounded lifestyle, including good nutritional habits, using off ice training practices, mental and emotional stability, etc. 

  • Competes (2 competitions or more per season) and is looking to enter/or is in the competitive stream within 3 years.

  • CompetitiveSkate and STARSkate Active are exclusive. A skater cannot do both.

 

Once a skater is able to show that they have all these traits, regardless of background or skating ability, they will be coach recommended and receive an invite to these sessions.

 

If you are interested in applying to be in this Program, please contact Lynnell Moss – Director of Skating.  The Director of Skating may use his/her discretion to move a skater to a different session to provide the best training environment for all.